Vehicular control system for emergency handling

  • US 10,889,293 B2
  • Filed: 11/29/2018
  • Issued: 01/12/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:

  • a control disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system;

    a camera disposed at the vehicle and having a field of view exterior and at least forward of the vehicle;

    wherein said control is operable to at least partially control driving of the vehicle responsive to determination of an emergency driving condition;

    wherein, responsive to determination of the emergency driving condition occurring while the vehicle is traveling within a section of a road having a determined road condition, said control at least partially controls driving of the vehicle along the section of the road;

    wherein said control, responsive to determination of the emergency driving condition, and responsive to determination that the road condition changes, determines a target stopping location ahead of the vehicle at the road along which the vehicle is traveling;

    wherein one selected from the group consisting of (i) the determined road condition comprises a road construction zone and the determined change in the road condition comprises the road construction zone ending, (ii) the determined road condition comprises a narrow road and the determined change in the road condition comprises the narrow road widening, and (iii) the determined road condition comprises a road that does not have a shoulder and the determined change in the road condition comprises a shoulder of the road beginning;

    wherein said control determines the target stopping location responsive at least in part to processing of image data captured by said camera; and

    wherein said control, responsive to determination of the target stopping location, at least partially controls driving of the vehicle to the target stopping location.

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